Activity First Aid - Online Blended Part 1

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Using an AED - brief overview and demonstration

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Using an AED: Step-by-Step Guide

1. Introduction

Exploring the process of using an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) in a training room setting.

While the training scenario may differ from a real-life situation, breaking down the steps makes it easier to follow.

2. Initial Stages

Assuming that you've already assessed the scene for safety, introduced yourself, opened the airway, confirmed the absence of breathing, and initiated CPR.

3. Preparing the Chest

Ensuring the chest is ready for AED placement.

  • Remove clothing to expose the bare chest, including bras and underwear.
  • Inspect for any medical devices like pacemakers or scarring from heart surgery.
  • Check for patches and jewelry, removing any metal-containing items.

4. AED Application

The importance of swift AED attachment and continuous CPR.

Every minute counts; the AED increases the chances of survival, and the device provides real-time CPR guidance.

Even those with limited experience can confidently use AEDs, as they offer step-by-step assistance.